Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure Europe Release Date Announced

Old gaming rivals SEGA and Nintendo have joined forces to bring out a new rhythm-action adventure game, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure. It is scheduled to be released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS across Europe on the 5th April 2012.

Nintendo have clarified that under the terms of agreement, Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the 3DS title, whilst SEGA will be acting as the publisher.

Here is the latest press release, direct from Nintendo:

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure combines a thrilling twist-filled adventure, with rhythm-based challenges utilising the unique functions of the Nintendo 3DS to the fullest. The action takes place in a beautifully rendered anime-styled Paris, where you play the sharp-suited Raphael, whose alter ego is Phantom R, an honourable thief who always returns his loot a few days after stealing it. Together with your canine companion Fondue, you aim to solve the mystery of your father’s disappearance once and for all, by embarking on your most daring robbery yet while staying one step ahead of the Parisian police!

You’ll race around Paris cracking puzzles, finding clues and outwitting foes who are out to stop you from pilfering some of the world’s most expensive works of art. You will also get the chance to visit some of Paris’s most famous landmarks on your journey. Raphael never misses an opportunity to boogie while solving a mystery and there are over fifty rhythm-based challenges on offer to test your Touch Screen tapping, stylus swiping, button bashing and gyro gyrating skills.        

Yes, it sounds crazy, but here at Nintendo Scene we have high hopes for Rhythm Thief, and will be keeping a close eye on it in the run up to April 5th.

For more information about the game, check out the official Rhythm Thief Website.

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